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WinME keeps freezing and I have to manually reboot...

By mr_bob
Nov 29, 2007
  1. First the mouse pointer locks us, then the whole thing just freezes and I have to reboot holdiong the power button in for a few seconds. This is driving me crazy! Any advice?

    SONY VAIO, Intel PIII, 2-256 RAM sticks, 866Mhz, Windows ME OS
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Does this happen after the machine has been on some time? If you are running ME on a PIII the machine must be a few years old - try cleaning out the fluff bunnies in the CPU heatsink (careful use of a vacuum machine and small paintbrush) in case it is overheating.
     
  3. mr_bob

    mr_bob TS Rookie Topic Starter

    right after I reboot...
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    It might be a fan failure - or if not that then the boot sector on the hard drive is corrupted. Check the cooling first, then if that is OK boot from a bootable ME floppy disk, change to drive C: and run chkdsk /f [enter] to check the hard drive for errors.
     
  5. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Post removed after reading thread properly. :)
     
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